Surrey 1841 Census
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Publisher: Archive CD Books GB
The Surrey 1841 Census, has now been released as a full set of 20 CDs. This CD contains images of the census books digitised from the microfilm.
The publishers are very proud of the superb quality of the scanned images. They've have worked from really excellent films copied from the first generation films at the TNA, and have then used the very best possible film scanner currently available to digitise the images at a high resolution.
Allows you to link to indexes to browse the areas and streets where your ancestors possibly lived, and it covers the places as they appeared on the 1841 Census fiche (see the list below for the hundreds and places that are covered by this set).
Note that the CDs contain images of the actual pages of the census enumerators' books. Real original primary research data, (not transcriptions in text format). What you see is the original hand written documents. That does involve you reading the pages rather than typing in a name and expecting the computer to find it. However, you will very quickly become used to the handwriting styles of the different enumerators, and it is easy to click through the pages at even low magnification to spot the people you are looking for.
Features of the CD set are: the ability to magnify an area to see further detail, print the current page, alphabetic street index for larger towns, and searchable area indexes. Zoom in and out to read the pages. You really don't have to squint to read the pages. Zoom right in without noticeable loss of detail. That's because of the very high quality of the scanning. Print quality is excellent too! You can print first class copies of any page for use in your family history documents.
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later